Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. This 'impossible' concert, featuring internationally-acclaimed vocalist Melanie Gall, relives the adventure and inspiration of their lives and music. Performed in over 30 countries, With three Edinburgh Fringe awards and a sell-out Off-Broadway run.
"A beautifully-rendered and loving homage" CBC.
★★★★★ Southside Advertiser
Melanie Gall is an internationally-acclaimed vocalist. She has performed in Africa, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. She has sung Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and recently performed a Vera Lynn concert for the Jazz series at Royal Albert Hall.Melanie has written and internationally toured several award-winning solo shows. These include: ‘_Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert’ about French chanteuse Edith Piaf, _‘Opera Mouse_’, a children’s introduction to opera, _‘Red Hot Mama: A Sophie Tucker Cabaret’,_ and two shows: _‘More Power to Your Knitting, Nell!’ and ‘A Stitch in Time’, featuring ‘lost’ knitting music from WWI and WWII.
She has won several awards for her work, including the ‘CBC Award for Best Musical’ at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and sold-out laurels at for three consecutive years at the Edinburgh Fringe. Melanie has recorded several albums, including _Knitting all the Day,_ and _Sweeter in a Sweater_, with songs about knitting from WWII and WWII. Other recordings include _Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert_ (music of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel)_, Min HaLev_ (Hebrew and Ladino melodies) _and La Nuit en Rose_ (songs from the cabarets of France.)